Just minutes ago, he filed an order (.pdf) for the government to show cause why he should not, as a sanction, prohibit them from opposing Al-Haramain’s allegation that it has been spied on and proceed to assess liability against the government and decide on damages.
Needless to say, if this were to happen, it would be a landmark ruling. But given that the government will inevitably appeal whatever happens in district court before Walker, will this order have any long-lasting effects?
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— Evan Hill